Assistant Director of Residence Life - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States


Detailed Job Description

Job ID:  664.  The Assistant Director is a full-time master's-level professional who serves as a central staff member for the Office of Residence Life. In addition to providing guidance, direction, and support for the overall mission, vision, and goals of the residential program at Miami University, this person is responsible for the supervision of 6 – 9 live-in staff members. Like all members of the Office of Residence Life, the Assistant Director is charged with shaping the environment and experiences of students by providing services and programs related to the Office of Residence Life’s Residential Curriculum, which focuses on learning outcomes connected to academic success, effective community engagement, intrapersonal development and cultural competency of our residents. 


  • Supervise, train and evaluate full-time masters’ level and part-time graduate level professional staff members
  • Manage crises and serious incidents in collaboration with supervisees, Resident Assistants, other central staff members, and university resources
  • Communicate regularly with faculty members, academic departments, schools, and colleges to support respective Living Learning Communities
  • Demonstrate cultural competence in race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, ideology, religion, and national origin and other areas of diversity
  • Assume leadership of one of these initiatives:  Resident Assistant Recruitment, Student Leadership Development, Resident Assistant Training and Development, Second Year Programs, Student Academic Support, or Professional Staff Training and Development or other divisional initiatives
  • Develop and coordinate evaluation and assessment strategies related to assigned organizational initiatives
  • Assist with campus-wide hall openings and closings
  • Support the initiation, planning, and evaluation of programming activities planned by students, community leadership teams, and other organizations
  • Assist with University, divisional, and departmental student retention initiatives
  • Collaborate with other offices participate in activities geared towards positively affecting student success
  • Teach departmental or divisional related courses (as needed)
  • Refer misconduct incidents to the appropriate University offices
  • Review incident reports and support in-hall staff in response and resolution
  • Integrate knowledge regarding students and their development into daily interactions and activities
  • Serve as a role model for all hall staff and residents in personal and professional behaviors
  • Participate in departmental and divisional professional development activities
  • Promote and attend multicultural events sponsored by Miami University, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Office of Residence Life
  • Chair departmental committees, as assigned  
  • Serve as office representative/liaison to other University offices as required
  • Facilitate conflict resolution for students and staff
  • Participate in the recruitment, selection, and training of staff members for the Office of Residence Life
  • Interpret and implement Miami University, policies, rules, and procedures
  • Fulfill other general duties assigned by the Office of Residence Life, Division of Student Affairs and/or Miami University

Minimum Qualifications

This position required a master’s degree, preferably in College Student Personnel, Higher Education/Student Affairs or a related field plus at least 3 years of full-time post-master’s experience. The individual in this position must have post-masters experiences in residence life, supervision, developing and maintaining effective cross campus partnerships, as well as a proven ability to relate to diverse populations. The Assistant Director must be able to work independently, demonstrate initiative, display strong commitment to student learning, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively with stakeholders inside and outside of the University. Individuals in this position must have the ability and willingness to respond to crisis and emergency situations. A functional knowledge of word processing, desktop publishing, and spreadsheet use is required. 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in student transitional programming and counseling is preferred.

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Keyword Phrases

  • Residence Life
  • Assistant Director of Residence Life
  • #1 Nationally for best teaching
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Inclusive, equitable working environment
  • Residence Life and Housing
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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